Order: Marsupialia Family: Phalangeridae
Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula
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Species: T.vulpecula
Skull: Natural bone
Length: 9.0 cms
Weight: 32.0 grams
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: New Zealand
Dental Formula: I 3/2. C 1/0. Pm 2/1. M 4/4 = 34

Features lower jaw, inner rear portion, jaw is concaved, this is named the "marsupial shelf"and characterizes the Order Marsupialis. This feature is not found in placential animals.

Unmounted.

 

 

Catalogue# TV 01 Quality: 1st
  Price: $72.00

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Species:           T.vulpecula
Skull:           Natural bone
Length:           9.0 cms
Diet:           Herbivore
Origin:           New Zealand
Dental Formula:           I 3/2. C 1/0. Pm 2/1. M 4/4 = 34
Catalogue# TV 02 Quality: 1st
  Price: $85.00

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Species: T.vulpecula
Skull: Natural bone
Length: 9.0 cms
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: New Zealand
Dental Formula: I 3/2. C 1/0. Pm 2/1. M 4/4 = 34.

Mounted on a Perspex display stand which allows viewing the interior of the skull,exposing both maxillary and ethmoid turbinals,cribriform plate, sphenoidsinus, occipital condyle and many other features notnormally able to view in complete skull.

The lower jaw exposes clearly the marsupial shelf.

Dimensions. 12.0 x 5.0 x 12.0 cms  high.

 
Catalogue# TV 03                          Quality: 1st
  Price:                        $87.00

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Species:                T.vulpecula
Limb:                Hind limb
Length:                25.0 cms
Origin:                New Zealand
Of the two pictures, first showing the overall structure of the forelimb. The second, unique details of the foot structure.
(1) Syndactlylism in which digits 2 & 3 are held together by thin skin, and are used for grooming the fur.
(2) large grasping toe (hallux) that is without a nail, used for gripping branches of trees as they move along.
Catalogue# TV 04  Quality: 1st
  Price: $52.00

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Species:   T.vulpecula
Limb:   Fore limb
Length:   25.0 cms
Origin:   New Zealand
Type:   Natural bone
Fore limbs are quite long. Most of the length provided by the long forearm bone, which is considerably longer than the humerus.
Note. The clavicle bone is not always available with the forelimb.
Catalogue # TV 05 Quality: 1st
  Price: $52.00

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Species: T.vulpecula
Breadth: 5.0 to 6.5 cms
Length: 9.0 cms
Type: Natural bone
Bone: Pelvis

A characteristic feature in the pelvis of marsupials is the presence of two epipubic bones articulating with the pelvis central, just behind the pubis symphysis.

The function of these bones is unclear, and although it was thought that they supported the pouch they are found in males as well as females

Note. The sacrum bone not always available.

Catalogue # TV 06 Quality: 1st
  Price: $65.00

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Species: T.vulpecula
Breadth: 5.0 to 6.5 cms
Length: 9.0 cms
Type: Natural bone
Bone: Pelvis

Articulated skeleton allows an overall view of T.vulpecula as it moves on flat ground, tends to be low on the front and high at rear.

Tail is large, prehensile and carried high. Epipubic bones on pelvis, Rear limb, syndactlylism, digits 2 & 3 jointed, grasping large toe, without nail, and skull features.

Display case, 60.0 x 20.0 x 40.0 cms high

Catalogue # TV 08 Quality: 1st
  Price: $750.00

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Species: T.vulpecula
Skeleton: Natural bone articulated
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: New Zealand

As TV 08 above, but on wooden base

Articulated skeleton allows an overall view of T.vulpecula as it moves on flat ground, tends to be low on the front and high at rear.

Tail is large, prehensile and carried high. Epipubic bones on pelvis, Rear limb, syndactlylism, digits 2 & 3 jointed, grasping large toe, without nail, and skull features.

Catalogue # TV 09 Quality: 1st
  Price: $600.00

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Species: T.vulpecula
Skeleton: Natural bone
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: New Zealand

This articulated skeleton of T vulpecula is a one off example showing it in a more natural pose as it moves along the branch of tree while using its prehensile tail as a third hand.

Visible are the Epipubic bones on the pelvis, and rear limbs exhibiting syndactylism, digits 2 & 3 jointed and a large grasping toe without nail. Skull has full features as for TV 01

Display case, 21.0 x 60.0 x 60.0 cms high.

Exceptional and original piece of work in the field of Osteology.

 

Catalogue # TV 10 Quality: 1st
  Price: $3,500.00

Possum
Species: T.vulpecula
Skeleton: Disarticulated
Bone: Natural
Diet: Herbivore
Origin: New Zealand

Thoracic and lumber region as one, prehensile tail as one, remainder ready for your reconstruction. All bones are from one possum and are clean, degreased and bleached. No instruction for reconstruction are supplied.

Available at WWW.BONEMAN.COM are numbers of 1st class publications "Guides to the preparing and assembling skeletons" be they from Whales to birds, well worth a visit and a purchase.

 Catalogue # TV 11 Quality: 1st
  Price: $260.00

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